Finishing of the actual columns... Time assessments too..!
Ready to start hand painting the mirror frame now - Finally..!!!
Each corner is chiseled out so the mirror can snuggly fit.
Just about to start routering out the underside.
We made a jig so that we could machine out the back - a place for the mirror to go into...
Several coats of primer are applied to the piece, each one requiring you to flatten off and make each layer smooth. Great for refining your work, shape form and texture..!
Once the primer has dried, its then a matter of sanding / flattening it back to make it smooth. This will help define the carving and structure of the finish - if any.
The sealer coat helps create a quick barrier in the MDF, and thus helping the primer to fill up , dry and work quicker.
The frame is then sealed with a thin coat of sealer, this will help the priming paint work better.
The Mirror is first sanded with very rough paper, to take away any sharp edges and to round the structure and shape.